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How Falun Gong looks at religions

2009-04-08 Author:China Association for Cultic Studies

Falun Gong belittles, blasphemes and despises existing religions.


Li Hongzhi said: "The current religions such as Buddhism, Christianity, Catholicism, etc...are no longer capable of saving people...they are low-level things."


"Right now I'm the only person in the world who is publicly spreading a true teaching." "I can save all human beings to the bright world and I am Savior of the world standing higher than Sakyamuni, Lao Zi and Jesus Christ."


"In today's human society, no religion can enable people's minds and humanity's moral standards to re-ascend. Those involved with religion know this too, yet there is nothing at all they can do about it...At present, none of the upright religions have gods overseeing them anymore, and the people in those religions are fighting for money, profit, and status." (Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia)


"Many of the world's true religions can no longer save people...Original religions can no longer save people, having entered the Age of Law's End." (Zhuan Falun Vol.Ⅱ)


"Buddhism's Law doesn't cover the entire Buddha Law – it's just a tiny little part of Buddha Law." (Zhuan Falun)


"The Daoist school practices solitary cultivation; the Daoist religion should not exist." (Zhuan Falun Vol.Ⅱ)


"It's just that it is completely in the midst of kalpa's end and the Dharma ending period, and people today now understand the doctrines incorrectly. It's just that I don't see any Asians in Jesus' Heavenly Kingdom. Back in the times of Jesus and Jehovah, they didn't allow their religion to be spread to the East." (Teaching the Fa and Answering Questions in Yanji)


"Sakyamuni required his disciples to have their heads shaved and put on kasayas. The disciples of Jesus entered monasteries. I can tell you that the reason they did that was because the Fa they preached was lesser. They couldn't save people without such requirements." (Lecture at the First Conference in North America)


"Christianity takes the cross as the symbol of God, the sign of the heavenly kingdom, and the symbol of Christ. That's the biggest disrespect to gods...The cross is placed on graves, it truly represents death not a god...Christianity has used the image of Jesus suffering on the cross as its symbol. That is something gods cannot tolerate they absolutely can't tolerate it!" (Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Europe)


"A Christian's religious practice will be in vain." (Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Singapore)


Furthermore, Li Hongzhi feels great enmity towards existing religions. And he calls on his followers to disintegrate completely the traditional religions which obstruct the propagation of Falun Gong.


In February 2007, repeatedly criticized by the religious circles, Li Hongzhi flied into a rage and wrote a "lection" titled Disintegrate Completely All the Meddling Deities in the Three Realms that Have a Hand in Interfering with Fa-Rectificationstating: "Among them are so-called 'gods' who control the major religions of man...No matter what outward appearance their existence may assume, whether they assume a form or not, what level they may be, or whose appearance they may take on, completely disintegrate and eliminate them all...especially when it comes to those meddling gods that control religions and are hostile towards Fa-rectification and Dafa disciples' saving of sentient beings: disintegrate them completely."